CRIMINAL SENTENCES IN OHIO
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You should first look at the statute for the crime charged, for example, theft, arson, etc. To search for this statute, look at: Ohio Revised Code. This statute indicates the degree of the felony. (first, second, third, fourth or fifth degree felony). The possible penalties vary with the degree of offense.
Finally, you can examine several statutes which provide the judge with guidance on what sentence to select within the sentencing range. These statutes include:
For some criminal offenses, such as vehicular homicide, O.R.C. 2903.06, the offender's drivers license may be suspended or revoked.
For the rules concerning how long a license can be suspended for a particular offense, consult: (1) The statute for the crime charged, and (2) Chapter 4507 of the revised code, particularly O.R.C. 4507.16: Suspension by Judge.
Penalty Charts by Judge Jennifer P. Weiler, Garfield Heights Municipal Court. Show the sentences for traffic offenses, operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the length for administrative license suspensions.
Ohio State Bar Association: The Law and You: Criminal Law
Ohio State Bar Association: "SYO" Sentences Combine Juvenile and Adult Penalties for Serious Crimes
May 21, 1999 -